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goldyjlox

Testing My 3 Year Old

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Is there any other way of testing a child that is 3 besides the bloodtest and Endoscopy?? I know that it will be tramatic to get he tested but I am beginning to think that it may be a good idea, I read that you could get a topical freezing cream and apply that before the needle and they wont feel it. I am going to ask my doctor about it on Thurs. But in the meantime can anyone suggest anything to make it easier or if there is an alternative route.

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Is there any other way of testing a child that is 3 besides the bloodtest and Endoscopy?? I know that it will be tramatic to get he tested but I am beginning to think that it may be a good idea, I read that you could get a topical freezing cream and apply that before the needle and they wont feel it. I am going to ask my doctor about it on Thurs. But in the meantime can anyone suggest anything to make it easier or if there is an alternative route.

Thanks.

i hear people on here talking about stool testing through entrolab i think its called. as far as getting a diagnosis from a dr, from what i hear it sounds like dr's dont acknowledge entrolab testing. we had a blood test that my daughters allergist performed, that he read as positive and diagnosed my 3 year old with celiac. when i took her to her g.i. specialist he said the blood test was not the complete celiac panel, and it is not conclusive of celiac disease, although it is likely. The bloodwork will have to be redone, and he said that he would want a biopsy either way, so we go in wednesday, and they will give my little one "goofy juice" and after she goes to sleep then they will start her iv they will get the biopsy and do the bloodtest while shes out as well. i was just thinking that if you highly suspect celiac, and im sure you do since you have it yourself, than you might want a biopsy even if the bloodtest comes back negative... if thats the case then maybe do everything at the same time? good luck to ya'll!!

-breanna

(and Bayleigh 7-23-04)

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We got the "goofy juice" as well. Katharine was already asleep when they gave her the needle and when they put in the IV. She had know idea what happened. One minute I was there holding her, the next nurses were giving her popsicles (cold for the throat) and mom was back with a stuffed doggy in a green purse named Murphy. He is still one of her favorites. Afterwards she got diarrhea a few times from the meds but that was done by the afternoon. All in all it wasn't so bad for her. She doesn't even remember it really and she was 3 when it was done as well. It was worth it to find out what was going on and fix it. Now she is doing much better. :)

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When my 5yr old had his tonsils out a few months ago they gave him the 'goofy juice' and it was great!!! He was a trip on it it made us laugh the whole time and lightened the mood before they took him in. We also had the numbing cream for the iv and it was great our dr even used theat when doing his allergy testing!

With my DD's scope they gave her the numbing cream and then the 'goofy juice' I am sure the cream worked but being that she is 7 she is more aware of what is going on. to top it off she is 7 going on 37, so she is too smart for her own good. The loopy meds didn't work on her but the nurses said that is rare they don't work.

Honestly as rough as it was watching he be upset I am so happy we did the tests because now we know for sure what is making her sick and we can now move on with our life and not wonder. What actually made it easier was knowing once it was over she would be fine and feel no pain unlike when my sion had his tonsils out. She was feeling so good we went school clothes shopping after a huge last gluten filled lunch for her.

Good luck and I hope your little one feels better soon!

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